The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro were announced at Apple’s September 2023 event — and there’s a lot to like! All models now have the Dynamic Island, USB-C has officially replaced Lightning, and there are impressive camera upgrades across the board. But what’s the deal this year with the iPhone 15 and SIM cards?

The U.S. iPhone 15 only uses eSIM

Like last year’s iPhone 14, those iPhone 15 models sold in the U.S. only use eSIM technology. This means the SIM card is embedded inside the phone WhatsApp number (that’s what the “e” stands for) and provisioned directly through the iOS settings app.

Does your carrier support eSIM?

By now, you’re probably wondering whether your carrier supports eSIM and what’s involved in setting it up. If you purchased an iPhone 14 in the U.S. last year, you’re probably already familiar with the process, BTB Directory but the good news is that more carriers have gotten on board this time around with some of the more advanced eSIM features that Apple offers.